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Ever Heard of the Summer Gift-Giving (Ochuugen) Season in Japan? Here is Everything You Need to Know!

Now is the season for sending gifts in Japan as the Ochuugen season kicks off in summer. Ever wondered why and how this custom came about and the things to take note of when buying gifts? Read on to learn more about Ochuugen! Gift for Ochuugen View this post on Instagram 御中元のお返しはしましたか🌻? めんたいパークでは御中元のお返しにオススメな贈答用明太子をご用意しております✨✨ 用途などに合わせて、選んでいただける商品が盛りだくさんです‼️ まだ御中元を送っていなかった❗️という方も、是非お世話になった方々へ夏の贈り物を選んでみてくださいね🌻❤️…

Learn About ’Mizuhiki’ and Why They Are Used to Decorate Japanese Gifts

Have you ever seen Japanese traditional ribbons before? These are called “mizuhiki” in Japanese. It is a form of art which uses special cords which are twisted to form various kinds of objects and shapes. These are commonly used for decorating celebratory gift envelopes. Let’s find out how it has been shaped over the years.…

3 Important Tips to Keep In Mind When You Attend a Japanese Wedding

You may have the opportunity to attend a Japanese wedding, but you may be unsure of what you should or should not do. This short article will highlight 3 important points when attending a wedding in Japan! Goshugi It is customary to give a gift in the form of money which is called Goshugi. The…

Dos and Don’ts: Gift Giving and Reciprocation Custom in Japan

In Japan, gift giving is often incorporated with different situations. Whether it be for a wedding, a child’s birth, or even confinement in a hospital, you will receive gifts from your Japanese family or friends. So in Japan, when you receive a gift, it is important to reciprocate the act to express your gratitude to…

What to Give Your Idol: Gift Etiquette for Fans

Most people who are interested in Japanese culture and music have idol groups or singers they like. Some fans of idols are extremely dedicated to their favorite groups. Thus, trying to convey your appreciation towards them is one of the essentials of being a hard-core fan, isn’t it? However, in addition to showing your love…

Get your souvenir shopping ON in Sapporo, Hokkaido

Visiting a place without buying a souvenir can make you feel that your trip wasn’t complete. In Sapporo, there are many good places to hunt for souvenirs, but some people may not know what shop or mall they should visit. Well, I have some nice information about the shopping places. Pay attention if you visit…

Gift-Giving Culture: Anytime of the Year!

If you start living in Japan, the gift-giving culture will be one of your new challenges. Japan is very familiar with gifts, both giving and receiving. We give gifts, receive gifts, anytime and anywhere. Here are some gift rituals we Japanese customarily do. 1. New Year’s Gift We give a gift to persons involved (boss,…

4 Types of Gifts You Should Never Give in Japan

Who doesn’t like receiving a gift? When you have your birthday, of course, you want some gifts from your friend. In Japan, anything is not allowed to be given. What it means then. It means that there are some believes that it is impolite to give such kind these things. 1. 49 First of all,…

10 Affordable Gifts from Japan

When you visit a foreign country, you might want to get some things that are difficult to find in your own country. Same with Japan, you might want to find some unique things that you can buy from Japan either for yourself or for your friends / family. Of course, there are many interesting things…